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About Simone da Silva Ribeiro Gomes

Simone da Silva Ribeiro Gomes is a PhD Student in the postgraduate programme of Sociology at IESP - UERJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her research interests centre on social movements, youth and violence, and coercive environments for collective action.

Articles by Simone da Silva Ribeiro Gomes

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

On violence and protest in Brazil

While media coverage of Brazil's urban protests continues to focus on Molotov cocktails and smashed windows, the fight against police violence, repression and institutional racism continues.

Black Bloc discussion and the radicalisation of debate in Brazil’s public sphere

The disproportionate use of violence in peaceful protests in Brazil quickly led to a radicalization of its protests. But who was responsible?

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